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Cisco offers $250k for your billion dollar idea

Ever dream of coming up with the word's next billion-dollar idea – then handing it over to Cisco for a chance to win a 0.025 per cent cut of that billion? Well, now's your next big chance, you silly goose! The network giant has launched its second-ever “I-Prize" contest to tap great business and technology ideas from you, the …
Austin Modine, 28 Jan 2010
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'Searched' web info hits harder than 'surfed' - shock

Journalism academics have published a study asserting that people are more likely to "understand, remember and emotionally respond" to web news and information which they have searched for than stuff they have "surfed". In this case, "surfing" means looking at content selected for the user by others, as when going to a news …
Lewis Page, 5 Nov 2009
cloud

EMC swallows indexer Kazeon

EMC is buying eDiscovery data indexer Kazeon, thereby getting its hands on the OEM source of NetApp's Information Server 1200 appliance. Privately-owned Kazeon was founded in 2003 by CEO Sudhaker Muddu, chief technology officer Anurag Maunder and software director and architect Christos Tryfonas. The idea was to build an index …
Chris Mellor, 2 Sep 2009
channel

Mimosa unifies NearPoint archive operations

Mimosa has overhauled NearPoint, its archiving and eDiscovery software platform product, so that lawyers and compliance officers can analyse data without having to call on techies. Mimosa's intention is to provide an archive platform services layer below content creation applications, providing unified operations across …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jun 2009
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Interstellar Bebo spamgasm targeted at 'water world'

Astronomers believe that there may be a "water world" capable of harbouring intelligent alien life orbiting a star just 20 lightyears from Earth. Unfortunately, it appears that the first communication any aliens will receive from the human race will be a multimedia compilation assembled by Bebo users. News of the possible …
Lewis Page, 22 Apr 2009
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China rattles sabre at Google

China has announced a new clampdown on websites accused of "threatening morals by spreading pornography and vulgarity" - including Baidu, Google and Sina.com. China's Ministry of Public Security and six other government agencies today launched a "nationwide campaign to clean up a vulgar current on the internet and named and …
Lester Haines, 5 Jan 2009
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Bebo users release interstellar spamgasm at Gliese 581

A large amount of information compiled by Bebo users has now been beamed into space, aimed at a planet thought particularly likely to harbour intelligent alien life. The interstellar Bebo dump, known as AMFE (A Message From Earth), contains all kinds of information from the Web 2.0 teenybopper nerd portal. There are pictures …
Lewis Page, 9 Oct 2008
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Bluetoothing androids to shout at blind people

American researchers have developed a Bluetooth-based system which would allow blind people to hear information about their immediate surroundings in the same way that others read posters, signs or notices. The "Talking Points" system was developed at the University of Michigan, and will be presented at international …
Lewis Page, 19 Sep 2008

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